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Bon mots

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra

"We do not distain to borrow wit or wisdom from any man who is capable of lending us either." Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

"In our complex society the accountant's certificate and the lawyer's opinion can be instruments for inflicting pecuniary loss more potent than the chisel or the crowbar." United States v. Benjamin, 328 F.2d 854, 862 (2d Cir. 1964)

No Commission Opinion This Week So Some Bon Mots From The Archive

There was a time when SEC opinions contained flagrantly impassioned language. See for example, "To permit one so prone to irrational euphoria and blatant exaggeration to continue to meddle with other people’s money would be contrary to the public interest." Richard C. Spangler, Inc., 46 SEC 238, 254-255 (1976). Short and to the point.